Strengthening Roma NGOs as transparent and independent watchdog organisations

The transparency and accountability criteria give recommendations on how grassroots civil society organisations should be governed and managed in order to be reliable and accountable.  Fulfilling the criteria will bring attention to an organisation’s quality work. The set of criteria focuses on governance, financial management and performance.

Download here ERGO’s Transparency and Accountability Criteria  in all available languages .



Online checklist

Do you want to know how well your organisation fulfils the transparency and accountability criteria?

Use our online audit to find out more.

Transparency Board Game

A board game to help you fall in love with the dreadful issues of accountability and transparency. It helps you to raise awareness of transparency and accountability issues for civil society organisations, it encourages you to develop ideas on how to become more transparent and accountable civil society organisations and kicks off the reflection process on setting up internal regulations that improve transparency and accountability.

Read the instructions. Then plan a ‘boardgame day’ with your team mates or colleagues, download and print the playing cards and the board and start playing!

For hard copies, please contact:


Slovo21, Czech Republic

Roma Advocacy and Research Centre, Slovakia

Autonomia Foundation, Hungary

Roma Active Albania


RROMA, Macedonia

Mladi Romi, Montenegro

Zero Discrimination, Turkey

The project is kindly funded by the Visegrad Fund, the IPA Civil Society Programme of the European Commission and the EaSi Programme of the European Commission.


The Romanian, Bulgarian and Lithuanian language versions have been produced through the project “New solutions to old problems – exchange of new type of approaches in the field of Roma integration”, funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Regional Cooperation.


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